Over decades people have become the most familiar with innerspring mattresses. Out of the entire mattress type spectrum, the innerspring is the most widely used and the most cost effective. These mattresses are constructed with a basic foundation, a tight network of steel coil springs and layers of insulation and cushioning. These materials are manufactured together into a full range of comfort options. The steel coil core portion of the mattress provides support for the sleeper’s body.
Firmer innerspring mattresses use a higher “coil count” to achieve the stronger firmness. A higher coil count does not necessarily mean that the mattress is better. The coils can be tempered in different ways, be thick or thinner, have more turns in them, and may be put into the mattress in a different way.
Due to the wide availability and firmness variety of innerspring mattresses, prices range to suit any budget. In terms of comfort choices, innersprings range from soft-as-a-feather to more firm feels. Some versions offer exceptional motion isolation making them sleep partner friendly.
Innerspring mattresses are lacking in the categories of durability and longevity. The steel coil spring cores have a tendency to compress over time. This can cause significant discomfort over time. Also linked to spring compression are body impressions and excessive noise that can develop.